10 Best FM23 Wonderkid Strikers you must sign!
By callum | February 24, 2023 | 91515 Views
Best Striker Wonderkids in FM23
FM23 is finally here! With a new Football Manager comes new wonderkids to sign for your team. We’ve done the hard work and holidayed 10 years into the future to 2032, to see which wonderkid strikers fulfil their potential. Here are the 5 best wonderkid strikers in FM23, and what they could look like in your save after 10 seasons.
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What is a Wonderkid Striker in FM23?
A wonderkid striker is a young attacker in Football Manager that has the potential to be one of the best striker in the world. The players we’ve selected are under the age of 20 when you first load up your save.
10. Karim Adeyemi
The first player on our list of the 10 best wonderkid strikers in FM23 is Karim Adeyemi. He’s a rapid striker that recently signed for Borussia Dortmund, a team that are well known for developing young players into global superstars.
If you played FM22, you’ll know Karim Adeyemi, and he’s also a brilliant FM23 wonderkid striker. His best attribute is definitely his pace.
Karim Adeyemi in 2032
Adeyemi has moved to Liverpool and is worth over £100 million in 2032! He’s definitely one of the best wonderkid strikers in FM23 at getting in behind the defence. He needs this pace, as he does lack technically compared to some other wonderkid strikers on this list. This is why Karim Adeyemi is only number 10.
Read on to find even better FM23 wonderkid strikers!
9. Rasmus Hojlund
Rasmus Hojlund, not to be confused with Erling Haaland, is another Scandinavian wonderkid striker. He stands at 191cm tall, which combined with 13 heading and 15 jumping reach, makes him deadly in the air.
Hojlund only just signed for Serie A side Atalanta, but make sure to add him to your shortlist so you can keep an eye on his development.
Rasmus Hojlund in 2032
In our FM23 simulation, Rasmus Hojlund has an incredible goal scoring record for his country, with 45 goals in just 77 appearances. His physical attributes have increased nicely, which adds an extra dynamic to his game.
This wonderkid striker in his prime is pacey and great in the air, which means he can be used in a variety of tactics.
8. Mohamed-Ali Cho
This wonderkid striker has been signed by Real Sociedad after playing first team football for Ligue 1 side Angers at just 17!
Cho is a quick striker, with the ability to also play on both wings. His standout attributes at 18 years old are 14 determination, 15 acceleration, and 14 pace.
Because Mohamed-Ali Cho just signed for Real Sociedad, you can’t sign him in your first FM23 season.
Mohamed-Ali Cho in 2032
In 2032 this wonderkid striker is quality! His mental attributes have significantly improved, with his decisions increasing from 11 to 17, and composure from 12 16.
He’s worth over £100 million! Mohamed-Ali Cho has all of the attributes that you would want in a top quality striker. Except, his finishing ability could be slightly higher.
7. Arnaud Kalimuendo
Arnaud Kalimuendo is a young FM23 striker that spent his youth days in the PSG academy. After impressing on loan at RC Lens in Ligue 2, PSG sold this wonderkid striker to Rennes for a large £17 million fee.
However, looking at his attributes, it looks like money well spent. Arnaud Kalimuendo has amazing potential in FM23. With 15 finishing, 14 technique, and 15 off the ball movement, he’s definitely ready for more first team football.
Arnaud Kalimuendo in 2032
You can see why the £17 million Rennes invested is definitely worth it! This FM23 wonderkid striker signed for Bayern Munich for £102 million. He’s quick, got great mental attributes, and clearly an eye for goal.
Arnaud Kalimuendo is definitely a wonderkid striker to keep an eye out on in your Football Manager 2023 save.
6. Fabio Silva
Next on our list of the best FM23 wonderkid strikers is Fabio Silva. After struggling since signing for Wolves a couple of years ago, Silva finds himself out on loan at Belgian side RSC Anderlecht. He’s very well rounded technically, mentally, and physically, but doesn’t really have any standout attributes.
As he’s on loan in your first FM23 season, you’ll have to wait until at least the second season before you try to sign this wonderkid striker. He’ll likely be pretty expensive too!
Fabio Silva in 2032
In his prime, Fabio Silva is an excellent wonderkid striker. His best attributes are 16 technique, composure, and off the ball movement. He’s also Real Madrid’s star striker!
Real Madrid signed Silva for £90 million in 2030, which shows if you don’t sign this wonderkid striker early on in your FM23 save, he’ll cost you a lot of money.
5. Vitor Roque
Vitor Roque is one of many Brazilian wonderkids in FM23. He’s a great all-round striker at only 17 years old. He has good finishing, composure, and technique, which means he can consistently find the back of the net. He’s available to sign in your first season for just over £14 million, which may seem like quite a lot for a 17 year old. However, he can become one of the best strikers in FM23.
Vitor Roque in 2032
You can see why Vitor Roque could be well worth the £14 million in FM23. His composure has improved from 13 to 19, and his decision making has improved from 13 to 18. This makes Roque an excellent player in the final third. In our save, Real Madrid signed Roque for £35 million in 2024, and then sold him to Liverpool in 2027 for £105 million! Roque can definitely be worth the initial investment in your 1st season in FM23.
4. Dane Scarlett
The only English player on our list, Dane Scarlett is one of the best English wonderkids in FM23, and definitely the best English wonderkid striker in Football Manager 2023. He’s initially on loan at Portsmouth in his first season, but this means he’ll get lots of regular game time which will help with his development.
Scarlett’s best attributes in FM23 are his finishing, determination, and pace.
Dane Scarlett in FM23
Dane Scarlett can become a monster in FM23! He has some fantastic physical attributes such as his balance and strength. His off the ball movement and anticipation are world class which means he’s great at getting into the right positions in the penalty area. If you’re managing Tottenham in your Football Manager 2023 save, make sure to keep a hold of Dane Scarlett, as he can definitely be a top striker replacement for Harry Kane as he gets older.
If you’re looking for more English wonderkids in FM23, check out this article.
3. Benjamin Sesko
Benjamin Sesko already has the ability to perform in the top leagues in FM23. However, just like Scarlett, he’s on loan in his first season. Sesko stands at 194cm tall, and also has great pace. This means you can use Sesko in a variety of formations, and he can adapt to different styles of play. His best attributes in FM23 are his jumping reach, acceleration, and off the ball movement. He’s definitely one of the best wonderkid strikers in FM23, just like he was in FM22.
Benjamin Sesko FM23 in 2032
Benjamin Sesko clearly becomes a world class striker in Football Manager 23. It’s no surprise that Man City have signed him. In our simulation, he managed to score 66 goals in 108 games for RB Leipzig before making the move to England. Although his technical attributes may not look outstanding, his physical and mental attributes are ridiculously good, and certainly make up for it.
2. Endrick in FM23
At only 16 years old, Endrick already has some great technical attributes, such as his 13 finishing, 14 dribbling, and 13 technique. Endrick is an exceptional Football Manager wonderkid, who I’m sure will be talked about for years to come. In real life, it looks like he’ll be signing for a European club for his release clause of €60 million. However, in FM23 you can sign Endrick for just under £20 million. He could turn out to be a wonderkid bargain.
Endrick in 2032
Endrick is clearly one of the best wonderkid strikers in FM23. He has immense physical attributes such as 20 balance, 18 agility, and 18 strength. His strength is really impressive for a player that’s only 175cm tall. Endrick also has the ability to play in any of the positions just behind the striker, but we feel he definitely performs at his best leading the line.
In our simulation, Endrick has a great goal scoring record for Brazil, with 37 goals in only 61 caps. Also remember that 10 seasons into your save, Endrick will only be 25 years of age! At that point he’s already world class, and hasn’t even hit his prime years yet.
1. Youssoufa Moukoko
Youssoufa Moukoko isn’t only the best wonderkid striker in FM23, he’s the best overall wonderkid in Football Manager 2023! Moukoko already has amazing dribbling, finishing, and technique at only 17 years old. He’s also got good acceleration and pace, which allows him to get in behind the opposition defence. As you can expect, Moukoko is an expensive wonderkid to sign in your first season, costing £35 million. However, you may be able to sign him on a free transfer in your second season if he doesn’t sign a new contract with Borussia Dortmund.
Moukoko was also one of the best wonderkid strikers in FM22.
Youssoufa Moukoko in 2032
In our FM23 simulation, Youssoufa Moukoko has done what many Borussia Dortmund players have done in the past, and signed for their rivals Bayern Munich! You can see why Bayern Munich signed the best wonderkid in FM23. He has incredible physical attributes, such as 20 agility, and 19 balance. Moukoko has also managed to develop a model citizen personality, which means he would be a fantastic mentor for any wonderkid striker coming through your ranks.
Final Thoughts on FM23 Wonderkid Strikers
If you manage to sign any of these wonderkid strikers in your FM23 save, scoring goals will not be an issue for your team. Are there any FM23 striker wonderkids you think should have made our list? Comment below and let us know!
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